Carlton & Oulton Marshes lies in the Waveney Valley at the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads and is part of the Suffolk Broads. It comprises a jigsaw of grazing marsh, fens, peat pools, short fen meadow, tall litter fen, dykes, pools and scrub. Mostly man-made, these habitats have developed over hundreds of years of traditional management and now host specialised wildlife.

The reserve is one of the best sites in East Anglia to see grasshopper warblers. The reed and sedge beds along the river wall make ideal nesting cover for reed and sedge warblers, bearded tit, Cetti’s warbler and marsh harrier. The marshes are also ideal for wintering wildfowl and breeding waders with large numbers of wigeon, teal and snipe.

Location: Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 8HU

Opening Times: Daily dawn to dusk.

Website: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/carlton-marshes